The story of The Besnard Lakes begins at Besnard Lake: a spectacular yet secluded water feature in rural Saskatchewan which the Montreal group's husband and wife core, Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, visit each summer for inspiration and escape. This year the couple's campsite was surrounded for a worrying few days by forest flames, a literal ring of fire which informed the devil-may-care spirit of their exuberant fifth album.

“Sometimes I solo a lot” – Guitar tips from The Besnard Lakes

I don’t know how to play guitar, so this is like ICP-esque Miracles stuff to me, but for those of you who do and who also were wondering how to play “Albatross,” Rich and Jace from The Besnard Lakes star in this handy video.

New Video for “Albatross” by The Besnard Lakes

This morning Pitchfork TV premiered the new video from The Besnard Lakes, “Albatross.” The video was directed by Kara Blake for Les Productions La Guerilla.  “Albatross” features a fantastic visual interpretation of the spies who inhabit The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night – a very glamorous man and woman both exploring the city and using clues they find in code over the short wave radio.

Let us know what you think!

The Besnard Lakes LIVE on KEXP today 6pm EST/3pm PST

Hey party people!!!

The Besnard Lakes just crossed back into the United States to begin the next leg of their tour for The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night. The US tour begins tonight in Seattle, WA at the Crocodile (Jag artist Julie Doiron also performing).

First things First, though.  The Besnards will perform live at KEXP today at 6pm EST / 3pm PST.  Listen live at

Go see The Besnard Lakes in your town. North American tour dates after the jump:

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Join The Besnard Lakes On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow


Just on the heals of their epic turn at SXSW, The Besnard Lakes will tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23, make their U.S. television network premiere on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the band will be burning through the galloping “This Is What We Call Progress,” a cut from their recently released longplayer, The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night.

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Colour Yr Lights In by Besnard Lakes, The

People of the Sticks by Besnard Lakes, The

Albatross by Besnard Lakes, The

For Agent 13 by Besnard Lakes, The

Devastation by Besnard Lakes, The

The Motorway by The Besnard Lakes
Golden Lion by The Besnard Lakes
People of the Sticks by The Besnard Lakes
And You Lied To Me by The Besnard Lakes
Albatross by The Besnard Lakes

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